Children's Developmental Products NurtureU is a set of more than 80 activity cards designed for both new moms and babies. Each card focuses on a different developmental skill and features fun activities that you can your child can do together.
As each child's developmental path is unique, you can pick and choose which skills to work on. Follow us on Instagram, too! www.instagram.com/nurture_u
Operating as usual
Mamas, we're all doing the best we can.
Here's to car pizza!
(And always take time to )
There's Leftovers-For-Dinner-Tired, Breakfast-For-Dinner-Tired, Microwave-Quesadillas-For-Dinner-Tired, Granola Bars-And-Grapes-For-Dinner-Tired, and I'm honored to introduce: $5-Medium-Pizza-Served-On-Napkins-In-The-Car-Tired.
The recipe for this meal is simple- all you have to do is pull over and hand out slices to your strapped in kids. Beverages? Saliva. Side dish? The view out the window.
I know it's only Wednesday but I'm all done. I'm not sure if it's the three week long sinus infection turned into the most evil cold virus I've ever had- did you know you can get a canker sore on your uvula? Yeah, the dangly thing in the back of your throat. It can get a canker sore. What does it feel like? Like a French kiss from Satan that's what. I'm done. Finished.
Between that and, oh I don't know, the imminent threat of WWIII every time I turn on the news, car pizza just feels right.
Moms should rule the world, do you know why? We'd be too tired to fight with each other. There'd be no war, just incredible innovations in the laundry sector, free childcare for all, and government subsidized wine coolers. Every grocery store would be a drive-thru. Montessori sleep-away camp for three-year-olds would be a thing. Every teacher would be given a home, six-figure salary and regular massages in exchange for abolishing both the science fair and homework in general.
Lego Friends, Caillou, and that weird Barbie Dreamhouse show would be canceled. All Shopkins would be confiscated and publicly burned. Goldfish crackers would be fortified with all of the vitamins and minerals a child needs to grow strong. A safe, natural, non-habit forming, zero stigma sleep aid for children of all ages would be brought to market.
It would be utopia.
But until then, we have car pizza for under $6 and all the Advil you can (safely) eat. I guess it's not so bad. The kids are cute.
Hang in there, messes. Do what you can. Don't let anyone judge you. Bedtime's coming.
How cute is this little sweetie with our activity cards?!
(Photo and wee babe courtesy The Exclusive Pumping Mom)
Thanks for including us in your awesome lineup at faves at the Northwest Women's Show last weekend, The Fresh Mommy!
NW Womens Show + Savvy Family Expo For nearly 30 years, The Northwest Women's Show has been has been bringing the latest and greatest products and services to the Women of the Pacific Northwest. With Main Stage acts that included a…
We're thrilled to be at the Baby Bump Expo NW this weekend with our activity cards (of course) and experiential homemade playdough!
It's so easy and so fun. We make it on the reg at Nurture U. Here's our favorite recipe:
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
A tablespoon or two of dried Jello mix
1 cup flour
Combine wall of it in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until playdough consistency. The cream of tartar makes this dough last 6 months or longer, so resist the temptation to omit this ingredient if you don't have it on hand. The Jello gives it color and scent! Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag.
And come see us, Seattle!
Feelin' this. Thank goodness it's Friday!
Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday week by telling his age-old tales with elementary school kids this week. The messages are still so valuable and fun. We love Oh The Places You'll Go! What's your favorite?
Teaching babies to eat food involves more than just putting it in their mouths. Once they can sit, place them in a secure upright seat and show them utensils and talk to them while you're cooking in the kitchen - about how you're following a recipe, peeling carrots or frying bacon! They love to watch and learn.
See more great tips and tricks for interacting with your wee ones in our pack of 80 activity cards! www.nurtureu.com
Here's to Friday, mamas and papas! Hope your week was one filled with love (and last minute SpongeBob valentines with tattoos)!
We've even got a card for when you're not feeling so calm, cool and collected. Actually, we've got quite a few. Take time to .
Coloring isn't just for kids. What a great stress-reliever! As always, don't forget to take time to .
Packing up for the Canyon County Kids Expo in Nampa at the Ford Idaho Center from 10am-6pm tomorrow! Stop by the Nurture U booth to see our activity cards in action and buy a set.
Don't know the gender of the baby? Nurture U activity cards make the best baby show gift regardless! Pick up a set today at Buns in the Oven in Boise or on our website at www.nurtureu.com.
Did you know that the first 1,000 days of life is a significant period for your baby's brain development? We've got 80 of the most simple and fun tips to make the best of it.
Did you know that our own Amy Pence-Brown - Writer, Artist, Body Image Activist writes elsewhere? We love her list of body positive books for kids!
Raising Radicals: 6 Body Positive Books for Kids | Mamalode While I can (and do) tell my kids over and over that all bodies are good bodies and that there is no wrong way to have a body, it's so nice to expose them to other voices, artists, and stories in addition to mine.
Happiest New Year from all of us at Nurture U! Hope you are enjoying the season with your wee ones.
The new holiday Smirnoff's peppermint vodka has a scratch-and-sniff bottle and festive packaging, perfect to spike your holiday cocoa with while you're baking up a storm, mamas. This holiday season and always, don't forget to take time to .
Happiest holidays from our team in Idaho!
One of our favorite children's book authors and illustrators is Jan Brett. And The Hat is one of our favorite holiday/winter books. We hope you enjoy reading to your wee ones snuggled up under blankets this season and always.
Practicing gratitude is always beneficial. Take time to .
We totally agree.
Dear Future Self, This Is the Mom Moment You Should Remember Why ordinary memories are the extraordinary ones
Just another reason to get out those non-toxic (and non-permanent) markers around 8 months. More amazing ideas from our activity cards. Get your set today!
Our activity cards offer such simple reminders that even ordinary moments can be extraordinary teaching moments.
Super excited that you can now find our activity cards at Boise's favorite Hyde Park toy store, G. Willikers!
Happy Friday out there. And as always, don't forget to take time to .
Happiest Halloween out there!
(photo courtesy www.benderthedog.com)
Teal pumpkins mean that you know that not all kids can have all foods and that you can provide a fun non-food treat to the little ghosts and goblins that visit your home on October 31st. Learn more here:
What It Means If You See a Teal Pumpkin This Halloween Why teal pumpkins can make a parent's heart sing
Mmmm, we love Samoas with our coffee! It's hard to wait 'til March.
Take time, as always, to .
"I know it’s time to move you out of our room. But each morning I wake up and peek over at your big smiling face. And the thing is, if I could scoop up each of your siblings and plop them back into the rock n’ play next to my bed, even for just one more night, I would. So for just a few more nights, I’ll keep you close."
A sweet letter from Scary Mommy:
I Really Am Enjoying Every Minute: A Letter To My Last Baby All of your firsts mean I am saying goodbye to stages of my life I have cherished. I’ll celebrate with a lump in my throat because you are my last baby.
That first time leaving the house with baby can be exhausting and overwhelming. Take it slow and don't be too hard on yourself.
We love this post from our friends at What To Expect:
My First Outing as a New Mom Was a Disaster | What to Expect Don't be surprised if that first outing doesn't go as planned...this mom's certainly didn't.
Easier said than done, but sometimes Mondays call for a little motivation.
As always, take time to .
Has anyone else caught the fall crud? Being a mama and being sick is THE WORST.
Always take time to .
Mama Joanna writes about a cheap and easy Halloween with kiddos on the blog:
We're super excited to announce that you can now find NurtureU activity card sets at the darling Buns in the Oven boutique in Boise's BoDo District! It's Idaho's largest maternity and beyond store and is filled with fun and practical items for parents and babies.
Check out our website to purchase a box today! Just $23.99 and makes a perfect baby shower gift to stimulate baby's growing brain.
We love helping mamas feel empowered and informed! Do you know about Plus Size Birth? Such a great resource.
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